Nov 15

Surviving the Silly Season

Somehow, it’s November already. Many people are tired, and stressed about fast-approaching deadlines, as organisations endeavour to get everything done before Christmas. They’re looking forward to a break, but maybe not to the looming madness of functions, big-ticket spending and hosting extended family. With these heightened pressures in mind, it is well worth turning our […]

Nov 08

Managing Electronic Evidence

At Worklogic we conduct workplace investigations into a range of alleged misconduct. Everything from bullying to sexual misconduct, misuse of drugs and fraud. In general, most investigations present the same types of evidence: verbal and documentary. Increasingly though workplace investigations are becoming more complex, and a third type of evidence is coming to the fore—electronic […]

Nov 01

3 issues to consider when an employee criticises your organisation on social media

The release and changing popularity of social media platforms and smartphone apps which enable social interaction are incredibly rapid.  There is no end to the means by which employees can communicate with each other and with the outside world… which means there is no end to the online platforms on which employees can criticise their […]

Oct 25

Is performance management dead?

There has been a bit of press excitement of late announcing that performance management is no longer in fashion with cutting edge organisations. I must say that surprised me somewhat, since it is difficult to imagine how any organisation that wants to stay in business could not be interested in the performance of its staff. […]

Oct 18

How to respond when a critical incident occurs in your organisation

Unfortunately, from time to time, organisations can be faced with unexpected and possibly traumatic incidents. These may be events like the death of a client in a residential facility or at a recreational site; the suicide of a staff member; or a significant workplace accident or near-miss. Your staff will likely feel shocked, shaken and […]

Oct 11

3 tips to avoid common traps when conducting internal investigations

Let’s say you are an HR Business partner who has received a workplace complaint of bullying. After carefully considering your options in response, you have decided that a workplace investigation is the right option. You have also considered whether an external investigator is needed, and decided that it can be done internally.  Before you launch in, however, […]

Oct 04

The 12 ingredients of an effective social media policy

Increasingly, social media is blurring the line between an employee’s work and private life, and between what is social and what is work-related. This poses both opportunities and risks to organisations. The upside is that your employees can use social media to amplify your brand, but the downside is the risk of damage to your […]

Sep 27

Why your organisation should add conflict coaching to its HR toolkit

At Worklogic, every day we see the bitter results of workplace conflict that has not been effectively managed. To avoid escalation, it is critical for employers to implement strategies to address workplace conflict as soon as it occurs. Conflict coaching is an under-utilised but very powerful tool to support conflict resolution at work. What is conflict […]

Sep 20

Are You OK? Wellbeing, Performance and Conduct of Employees with a Mental Illness

This month, the RUOK Day campaign prompted us at Worklogic to think again about mental health. The employers we work with are always well intentioned – they want to support their employees through anxiety and depression, as well as other illnesses and personal crises. But how should the employer respond when the employee’s mental illness […]

Sep 13

When is it appropriate to test employees for drug and alcohol use?

Australian employers have a legal obligation to provide a safe workplace. However, must all employers have a drug and alcohol policy? And what if the employer offers, or encourages employees to consume alcohol within working hours or, within the scope of their position. Some employers provide free alcoholic drinks for all staff at work, or […]